When it Rains......it's a Tornado!!!

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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess I can say that this week has been one of the worst weeks that I can remember.
First I find out that I am a Diabetic and that my Dr. thinks I am having trouble with my
Then today I get a phone call from my sons father...my sons Aunt Julia was murdered
by her boyfriend last night...He shot her in the face with a shotgun!!! And he's claiming
My son, Tyler is only 15.  He has major issues with my CP and his father is almost a ghost to him anyway...Now he has to deal with this!!
Why does it seem like nothing good is happening?  Why can't something like I win the Lottery happen? 
Now I am sitting up at 1:13 am and I have to be at the hospital at 7:00 am for a HIDA Scan that is supposed to last 2 hours...and I can't even drink anything until after the test.
I know, I know...I shouldn't whine or feel sorry for myself...I mean, at least I'm alive... It's a great deal better than most people. 
I started my Diabetes medicine (Metformin) on Monday night...and it seems like I'm going through withdrawls every night since then.  It's almost like it's sucking the methadone out of my body!!!  I have been in more pain then I have been in at least a year, I can't sleep, I am sweating, I am aching, my toes are numb on the other foot as well, and I'm miserable!!
I'm supposed to go to the PM Doc on Monday but I called to change it to this week so we can go to Knoxville for the funeral on Saturday... I hope they call me back today and tell me to come on in.  I need to know the results of my MRI also...
Thanks for letting me vent...I appreciate it.

We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 
Type 2Diabetes 
Metformin 500 mg. once daily


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Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4



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   Posted 3/19/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear of all that's happening, and such a horrific event... sometimes all we can do is take life one minute at a time.

Like with everyone else, I'm sending healing hugs.


BTW you are entitled to more than a little self-pity. No need to worry about venting to us.

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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Awww ME I am so sorry to hear that! I'm sending an extra prayer out for you and your family, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one (I recall I was on here two months ago in such great pain from my father dying) but in such a horrific way is too much for anyone to handle.

(((((((((((((((((((ME)))))))))))))))))))))) and an extra hug as well ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hug))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P

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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot add more than what has been said...(((((((((((((((((((ME)))))))))))))))))))))) and an extra hug as well ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hug))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

vent away...you have a group of people hear who will listen...
you, your son, and your family are in my thoughts...
just remember to take care of yourself too...
"The earth laughs in flowers"

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   Posted 3/20/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
What a horrible thing for all of you to have to go through.the only thing I can do is send your family my prayers and a huge ((((((((((HUG)))))))))).
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I, too, am so sorry for all that you are dealing with.


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   Posted 3/20/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Vent all you want! It sure sounds like you have good reason to! Be kind and gentle to yourself you deserve at least that! I don't know what this (((((((((( HUG )))))))) thing is, but I see everyone else doing it and if itl and if it helps then you have a big ((((((((((((HUG))))))))))) from me too! because for you just as for everyone here, I want the VERY BEST!

Good Luck to You

White Beard

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Really....Thank You very much.  It really helps to know I have so many people (family) who care. 
Things are pretty bad for the entire family, especially for my son (Tyler).  That was his only aunt and they were really close when he was little.  He hasn't seen her much lately but they talked on the computer.
On a health note: My gallbladder is fine, but I have to have an endoscopy this Thurs.  My diabetes is slowly getting under control...I mean my numbers are going down, very slowly...I think that medicine is helping already but I still have a long road ahead.
Thanks again for the support, it means so much...
My thoughts to everyone in need.
Me. blush

We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 
Type 2Diabetes 
Metformin 500 mg. once daily


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/24/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   

You have a lot going on. Stress always makes everything worse. (Maybe even Diabetes?)

What were your clues that you have Diabetes? Sometimes I worry that I have it. I'm so
drawn to sweet food AND I need to pee way to frequently.

How terrible that the Diabetes medicine is taking the Methadone right out of your body.
Has your primary care doctor said anything about that? Has your pain doctor? My doctor
has told me that I can take three extra Methadone a day. I don't do that because I'm too
afraid of the future. However, when things get really bad I will take one extra with my
morning dose and it seems to help. Can you do that?

Tyler is young to have CP? I always think CP is a forever kind of situation. Will he have
CP all his life? If so, what an adjustment! Sheesh, pain is terrible for only one day, one
hour or one minute, or one second when you hit your crazy bone.

Do you have the results of your MRI? I had my MRI yesterday. My Cervical Spine
took a good picture BUT no matter what they did, I could not stay still in the tube. Awful
day. I was at the hospital for four hours and came out a rag. I didn't get any good effects
from the Versed or the sedative.

My negative thoughts had me thinking I'd be paraplegic soon. Today, I don't think so.
But my doctor wants to MRI both my shoulders, my lumbar and thoracic spine under
general anesthesia.

Whata whata ... I don't think so.

Well, Girl, I hope things are better for you now. Somewhat better, anyway.


Where and when was your spinal fusion?

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.

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